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Duration: 57 Days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 8,516m / 27,940ft. Walking Per Day: 5 - 6 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Tent Grade:
Best Season: Spring Group Size: 2 - 10 People

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S.No. Start Date End Date Group Size Available Seats Status Booking
1 Apr 5, 2020 May 31, 2020 15 PAX 6 SEATS GUARANTEED Book
2 Apr 9, 2020 May 31, 2020 15 PAX 10 SEATS GUARANTEED Book

Trip Introduction

Lhotse stands at 8516 M, making it the fourth highest mountain in the world. It is situated at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Its long east-west crest is located immediately south of Mount Everest, and the South Col, a vertical ridge that never drops below 8,000m, connects the summits of the two mountains. Lhotse has three summits: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m.Sometimes mistakenly Lhotse has been identified as the south peak of the Everest massif. No serious attention was given to climbing Lhotse until Everest had finally been ascended. Lhotse first climbed in 1956 as an alternative route towards the summit of Everest.

Ernst Reiss and Fritz Luchsinger who were part of a Swiss expedition first climbed Main Lhotse in 1956. Sepp Mayerl and Rolf Walter first climbed Lhotse Shar on December 5, 1979 by taking the SE-ridge.

A deep scar, an icy gully known as the Lhotse Couloir, marks The West Face of Lhotse; the couloir is the crucial test to the Lhotse climb, mainly because the climbing conditions of the couloir are affected by weather and seasonal snowfall.The route progresses through Khumbu icefall. Moving further, we will reach Camp 1 that exists at the top of Khumbu icefall that is surrounded with crevasses. From Camp 1, we will pass through lateral moraine to west ridge that greets us with close-up view of Lhotse. This place is perfect for Camp2. Leaving Camp2, we will reach near to Lhotse wall by crossing glacier and ice cliffs where we will set Camp3. Camp4 is located near to South Col. From Camp 4, we will proceed through steep rock sections to the summit.

Consider Climbing Lobuche for Extra Acclimatization

For people with a sufficient time frame, an excursion to nearby Lobuche Peak, 6119m, is a great way to ensure you are well acclimatized before you start the Lhotse Expedition.

Day

Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and Preparing

Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)

Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (rest day)

Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche Monastry (3,860m)

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m)

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)

Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

Day 10 – Day 50: Climbing Peroid [Base Camp – Lhotse Summit (8,516m) – Base Camp]

Cleaning Up Base Camp

Trek from Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m)

Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Leisure day in Kathmandu City

Transfer to International Airport for final departure

  1. Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on bed & breakfast Sharing Basis (Twin Bed Room).
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Lhotse, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry Permit and its fee. 
  6. Khumbu Ice Fall Climbingcharge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.    
  7. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary and accommodation. 
  8. Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  9. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  10. Map:Trekking and climbing map.
  11. Member transportation: 
    1. (*Standard Route Itinerary):(Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    2. (*Heli Itinerary):Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Namche Bazaar and trek to Basecamp. While returning fly directly from Everest Basecamp to Kathmandu as per itinerary (with additional cost).
  12. Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Based on the condition expedition stuffs may transfer by land (KTM-Phaplu) or Heli (KTM-Lukla).
  13. Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
  14. Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  15. Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
  16. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  17. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  18. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  19. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  20. Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  21. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  22. Medical Checkup: Twice Medical checkup if each climber at the basecamp before summit attempt.
  23. Bakery and bar at Base camp: Bakery and bar will be at Base Camp with the joining group of Seven Summit Treks.
  24. Ice wall and Ladder training at basecamp by UIAGM Gide.
  25. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  26. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  27. Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  28. Oxygen Bottle (O2):Summit Oxygen cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  29. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  30. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  31. Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  32. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  33. Rope Fixing Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Lhotse (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  34. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  35. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  36. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  37. Internet Service:Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  38. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  39. Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs.
  40. Certificate:  Lhotse climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Lhotse successfully).

 

**Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to return after the expedition.

  1. Arrival and Departure: Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on bed & breakfast Sharing Basis (Twin Bed Room).
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Lhotse, Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry Permit and its fee. 
  5. Khumbu Ice Fall Climbingcharge to (SPCC) Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee.    
  6. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment ($2,500), salary and accommodation. 
  7. Garbage Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Map:Trekking and climbing map.
  10. Member transportation: 
    1. (*Standard Route Itinerary):(Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  11. Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Based on the condition expedition stuffs may transfer by land (KTM-Phaplu) or Heli (KTM-Lukla).
  12. Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.
  13. Food and Lodging: 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  14. Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
  15. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  16. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  17. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  18. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  19. Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  20. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  21. Bakery and bar at Base camp: Bakery and bar will be at Base Camp with the joining group of Seven Summit Treks.
  22. Ice wall and Ladder training at basecamp by UIAGM Gide.
  23. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  24. Internet Service:Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  25. Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs.
  26. Certificate:  Lhotse climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Lhotse successfully).


 **Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to return after the expedition.

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is $120 USD).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will soft drinks for members at base camp).
  8. Personal Equipment:Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  9. Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  10. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  11. Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
  12. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1300 USD. (Applies to Full Board Member)
  13. Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  14. Rope Fixing: The cost of using fixed rope during the expedition. ($250 USD - Applies to Basecamp Member).
  15. Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services)
  16. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  17. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

 

Itinerary - 2020 Lhotse Expedition

Days

Itinerary

Remarks

1

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Hotel : BB Plan

2

Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and Preparation

Hotel: B/ D

3

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Lodge: B/L/D

4

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazzar (3,440m)

Lodge: B/L/D

5

Day 05: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (rest day)

Lodge: B/L/D

6

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Tyangboche Monastry (3,860m)

Lodge: B/L/D

7

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,243m)

Lodge: B/L/D

8

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930m)

Lodge: B/L/D

9

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Everest Base Camp (5,364m)

Tent: B/L/D

10-50

Day 10 – Day 50: Climbing Period [Base Camp – Lhotse Summit (8,516m) – Base Camp]

Tent: Full Board Service

51

Day 51: Cleaning Up Base Camp

Tent: B/L/D

52

Day 52: Trek from Base Camp to Pheriche (4,371m)

Lodge: B/L/D

53

Day 53:Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar

Lodge: B/L/D

54

Day 54: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Lodge: B/L/D

55

Day 55: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Hotel: B/L

56

Day 56: Leisure day in Kathmandu City

Hotel: B

57

Day 57: Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Hotel: B

B= Breakfast, L= Lunch and D= Dinner.

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